Q Do you perform car diagnostic tests?
A Yes, when you take your car for a service, for the great majority of cars, the mechanic will use a diagnostic tool to see if there are any recorded problems. He does this using diagnostic software which accesses the car’s reporting and computer system where any problems are monitored and faults are logged.
Performing a car diagnostic test can reveal a range of problems associated with the car’s transmission, oil tank, petrol tank, exhaust system and various other components of the car. Many modern cars now come with computer processors, microchips and sensors which can be linked to a car diagnostic computer scanner at a dealership or at the garage of a certified mechanic.
Q What is included in car maintenance?
A The car maintenance, or service, is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance. The service intervals are specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule and some modern cars display the due date for the next service electronically on the instrument panel.
Q Do you replace tyres?
A Of course, and don't forget that your tyres are the only point of contact your vehicle has with the road. That’s why it’s vitally important that you select the right tyre type for the vehicle you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. We believe that motorists should get in to a habit of checking all four tyres every two weeks for correct tyre pressure, tread wear and general condition; and if you have one, don’t forget to check the spare tyre too.
The first and most important reason why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important, is safety. Tyres that are under inflated can overheat; and over inflated tyres can lead to poor vehicle handling on the road.
Q Do you repair air conditioning?
A Yes, and when London undergoes a bit of a rare heatwave, if you’ve got into the car and cranked up the air con for the first time in a while, you might find nothing but hot air coming out, and it could be in for an uncomfortable journey. Never fear, here’s our quick guide to everything you need to know about recharging your car’s air conditioning system.